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We have started to collect the most important news related to France in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Coco Chanel: Nazi agent?

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 23:55
related countries: Germany Germany

Was the French fashion icon a German wartime agent?
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Spurs close in on Diarra signing

Friday, August 19th 2011, 18:31
related countries: Spain Spain

Tottenham are close to completing a deal to sign France midfielder Lassana Diarra from Real Madrid, BBC Sport understands.
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Depardieu 'sorry' for jet incident

Friday, August 19th 2011, 11:35
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

French actor Gerard Depardieu has apologised for urinating in front of passengers on a Dublin-bound flight, a friend who travelled with him says.
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S&P confident on France rating

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 10:02

Rating agency S&P says it is confident it will maintain France's AAA credit rating, a week after downgrade rumours hit the market.
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Bank shares fall after euro talks

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 17:02
related countries: Germany Germany

Shares in European banks and stock exchanges fall after talks between French and German leaders fail to convince investors.
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VIDEO: Exploring the catacombs of Paris

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 3:04
related places: Paris

Underneath the streets of most cities is a complex web of tunnels, cables and pipes carrying everything from water to trains, but under the feet of people in Paris exists one of the most complex system of tunnels ever seen.
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Leaders demand 'euro governance'

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 17:30
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

The German chancellor and the French president propose a number of measures to strengthen the euro, after talks in Paris on the eurozone debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Leaders to debate eurozone crisis

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 4:02
related countries: Germany Germany

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet to discuss how to deal with the ongoing eurozone debt crisis.
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Global stock markets push higher

Monday, August 15th 2011, 21:02
related countries: Germany Germany

Global shares consolidate gains made on Friday ahead of a key meeting between French and German leaders on Tuesday.
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France and Greece feeling strain

Friday, August 12th 2011, 10:38

The French economy was flat in the April to June period, while the Greek economy shrank by 6.9% in the second quarter, year-on-year.
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Four EU nations ban short-selling

Friday, August 12th 2011, 7:26

France, Italy, Spain and Belgium ban short-selling on the shares of banks and other financial companies after market turmoil.
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Tale of two cities

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 17:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Do the riots in England parallel those in France in 2005?
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German call to ban workplace kiss

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 10:23
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Knigge - or etiquette - Society calls for a ban on French-style kissing in the workplace, following complaints.
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Vietnam jails dissident blogger

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 13:08
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

French-Vietnamese dissident blogger, Pham Minh Hoang, is jailed in Vietnam for three years for attempted subversion.
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VIDEO: War bunkers restored in France

Monday, August 8th 2011, 7:03

Enthusiasts in France are restoring some of the most impressive remnants of World War II.
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Western leaders in new Assad call

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 6:36
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria, United States United States

The US, French and German leaders condemn Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for "indiscriminate violence" as anti-government protests continue across the country.
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Paris and London

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 0:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Orwell

On the trail of Orwell's outcasts
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IMF head faces tycoon deal probe

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 13:56

A French court orders an investigation into new IMF chief Christine Lagarde for abuse of authority when she was French finance minister.
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VIDEO: Lagarde waits for French court decision

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 5:24

French judges are to rule on whether to open an inquiry into the former finance minister Christine Lagarde, now managing director of the IMF, over her handling of a high-profile scandal.
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BNP Paribas hit by Greek exposure

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 9:20
related countries: Greece Greece

French bank BNP Paribas reports flat profits after setting aside money to cover its exposure to Greek debt.
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VIDEO: IpTV or Internet TV? which works for you

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 7:43

France is an early adopter of IPTV but how does it compare to internet TV and will it catch on elsewhere?
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Lace affair

Monday, August 1st 2011, 0:31

Putting the 'hush hush' into Kate's wedding dress
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VIDEO: What went wrong on Air France Rio flight?

Friday, July 29th 2011, 6:09
related places: Paris

Investigators are to reveal the circumstances of the deadly crash of an Air France jet travelling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in 2009.
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Boars found dead on French coast

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 11:56

Officials find more bodies of wild boars on an algae-affected beach in western France, bringing the total number of dead this month to 31.
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French army kill Afghan civilians

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 4:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

French soldiers serving with Nato forces in Afghanistan kill three civilians after a car fails to stop at a checkpoint, officials say.
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Libya condemns UK recognition

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 4:04
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Tripoli

Tripoli condemns the UK's decision to recognise the rebels as Libya's "sole governmental authority" after similar moves by France and the US.
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Da Vinci works to come together

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 14:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

London's National Gallery and The Louvre in Paris announce plans to bring together both versions of Leonardo da Vinci's Virgin Of The Rocks.
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Attack on UN in Lebanon condemned

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 9:13
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN Secretary General says he is "deeply disturbed" by a bombing that wounded five French peacekeepers in Lebanon.
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Wiggins told to focus on the Tour

Monday, July 25th 2011, 15:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chris Boardman urges Bradley Wiggins to place more importance on the Tour de France than the London Olympics.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Monday, July 25th 2011, 7:03
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Germany Germany, India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The latest as England wrap up victory over India at Lord's, on Mark Cavendish's Tour de France success and the latest football transfers.
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Australia celebrates Tour winner

Monday, July 25th 2011, 4:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia celebrates its first-ever victory in the gruelling Tour de France, by 34-year-old Cadel Evans.
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Cavendish takes Tour green jersey

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 15:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mark Cavendish becomes Britain's first green-jersey winner with victory in the final stage of the Tour de France, while Cadel Evans is the overall winner.
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Endurance rewarded

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 15:31
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's joy at Cadel Evans's victory in the Tour de France
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Live - Tour de France stage 21

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 13:41
related places: Paris

Mark Cavendish seals victory in the race for the Tour de France green jersey with victory on the final stage in Paris.
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Evans closes in on Tour victory

Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 15:18
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Grenoble

Cadel Evans is all but certain to become Australia's first Tour de France winner after a stunning time trial victory in the suburbs of Grenoble.
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Live - Tour de France stage 20

Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 13:24
related places: Grenoble

Yellow jersey Andy Schleck faces a battle to retain the overall lead of the Tour de France on the race's penultimate stage - a time trial around Grenoble.
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Andy Schleck takes yellow jersey

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 16:09
related places: Huez

Andy Schleck takes the yellow jersey with two days to go as Pierre Rolland wins a captivating 19th stage of the Tour de France on the Alpe d'Huez.
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Live - Tour de France stage 19

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 12:14
related places: Huez

The race for the yellow jersey explodes into life as Alpe-d'Huez looms on a fearsome 19th stage of the Tour, while Mark Cavendish suffers in the mountains.
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Sportsday Live - 22 July

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 7:00
related countries: India India

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp says Luka Modric is worth more than £35m, Diamond League athletics - plus more.
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Andy Schleck closes in on yellow

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 16:38

Andy Schleck closes to within 15 seconds of the yellow jersey with victory in the 18th stage of the Tour de France.
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Euro leaders begin crunch talks

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 12:34
related countries: Germany Germany

Eurozone leaders begin delicate talks to agree further help for Greece amid speculation that any deal could allow for a debt restructuring.
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Top French socialist questioned

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 21:20

French police investigating alleged sexual misconduct by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn question top Socialist figure Francois Hollande.
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Barroso in new eurozone warning

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 15:41
related countries: Greece Greece

Eurozone leaders must solve the Greek debt crisis or face "negative consequences", the European Commission president warns.
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Sportsday Live - Wednesday 20 July

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 6:54

Tiger Woods sacks long-term caddie Steve Williams and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez's move to Corinthians is off - plus more.
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Hushovd sprints to victory in Gap

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 15:24
related places: Gap

World champion Thor Hushovd edges out Team Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen as Thomas Voeckler retains the yellow jersey in the 16th stage of the Tour de France.
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Strauss-Kahn daughter questioned

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 14:16

French investigators question Dominique Strauss-Kahn's daughter, Camille, about an allegation that he attempted to rape French writer Tristane Banon.
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VIDEO: What impact French social network ban?

Monday, July 18th 2011, 8:45

French officials have banned any mention of social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter on radio or television - unless they are specifically part of the story.
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VIDEO: Brittany in battle against algae

Monday, July 18th 2011, 8:20

Workers have been trying to clear tonnes of toxic seaweed which have accumulated on beaches in Brittany in France.
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Cavendish surges to 19th Tour win

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 15:25
related places: Montpellier

Manxman Mark Cavendish secures his fourth win of this year's Tour de France, and 19th overall, on stage 15 into Montpellier.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 7:01

Darren Clarke wins the 140th Open, Mark Cavendish secures the 15th stage of the Tour de France, Japan win the Women's World Cup, plus more.
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Vanendert claims stage 14 victory

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 15:36
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Beille, Plateau, Tour

Belgian Jelle Vanendert wins the 14th stage of the Tour de France, a 168.5-km trek from St Gaudens to Plateau de Beille.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 6:58

Corinthians make a new bid for Carlos Tevez, a round-up of the third round of the 140th Open at Sandwich and the latest boxing news, plus more.
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Hushovd battles to stage 13 win

Friday, July 15th 2011, 16:59
related places: Lourdes

World champion Thor Hushovd wins stage 13 of the Tour de France after a thrilling finish in Lourdes.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Friday, July 15th 2011, 6:58

The latest from the second round of the 140th Open at Sandwich, breaking football transfers, and reaction to Thor Hushvovd's win in the 13th stage of the 2011 Tour de France.
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Sanchez wins first mountain stage

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 15:29

Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez claims victory in a thrilling first mountain stage of the Tour de France.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 6:57

Sir Alex Ferguson confirms Man Utd have "no real interest" in Wesley Sneijder, the news from the Open and all the latest football transfer news.
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Sponsorship cycle

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 23:01

Tour de France teams on finding financial backers
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USA to face Japan in World final

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 21:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The United States will play Japan in the Fifa Women's World Cup final on Sunday 17 July.
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Cavendish surges to stage 11 win

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 15:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Mark Cavendish takes the points leader's green jersey after out-sprinting rival Andre Greipel to win stage 11 of the Tour de France, his 18th victory in the race.
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Anger over Algeria airline strike

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 14:30
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Orly

Police at France's Orly airport confront angry passengers left stranded by a strike by Algeria's state-run airline.
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French troops die in Afghan blast

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 12:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Five French soldiers and one Afghan civilian are killed in a suicide bomb attack in the north-eastern Afghan province of Kapisa, officials say.
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Carrefour's Brazil merger fails

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 8:23
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's Abilio Diniz suspends plans to merge his supermarket chain Grupo Pao de Acucar with the local arm of France's Carrefour.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 6:58

Liverpool agree Stewart Downing fee, Mark Cavendish wins stage 11 of the Tour de France and USA and Japan reach the women's World Cup final.
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Socialist hopes

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 0:07

Who will the left put forward for the French 2012 presidential election?
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Cavendish bid thwarted by Greipel

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 16:30

Andre Greipel thwarts Mark Cavendish to win stage 10 of the Tour de France.
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France says Gaddafi willing to go

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 15:33
related countries: Libya Libya

Envoys from Col Gaddafi are telling France and other countries that the Libyan leader is prepared to leave, the French foreign minister says.
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Carrefour shares hit by deal news

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 11:34
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Shares in French supermarket giant Carrefour fall more than 4% on reports that a merger in Brazil may have stalled.
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French honour for Liza Minnelli

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 9:35
related countries: United States United States

US actress Liza Minnelli is an officer in France's prestigious Legion of Honour.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news as it happens

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 7:01

Football transfer latest, the Open buildup, Andrew Strauss interview and more.
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France to withdraw Afghan troops

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 6:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, says the country plans to withdraw 1,000 troops by the end of 2012.
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Nasri 'unlikely to join Man Utd'

Monday, July 11th 2011, 22:01

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson claims that Samir Nasri has agreed to leave Arsenal - but that the French midfielder will probably not move to Old Trafford.
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Kolobnev fails Tour doping test

Monday, July 11th 2011, 20:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian rider Alexandr Kolobnev becomes the first rider to fail a doping test during this year's Tour de France.
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Monday, July 11th 2011, 15:03

Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford refuses to rule out legal action after the incident which saw Juan Antonio Flecha wiped out by a television car at the Tour de France.
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Arsenal confirm Gervinho signing

Monday, July 11th 2011, 10:04
related places: Lille

Arsenal announce the completion of Gervinho's move to the Emirates from French side Lille.
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Brazil 2-2 United States (3-5 pens)

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 20:14
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Sweden Sweden, United States United States

The United States beat Brazil 5-3 on penalties to join France, Japan and Sweden in the Women's World Cup semi-finals.
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French choreographer Petit dies

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 16:44

French choreographer and dancer Roland Petit has died in Geneva at the age of 87, the Paris Opera Ballet says.
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Tour bosses eject car after crash

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 16:06

Tour de France organisers take a television car off the race after a crash-marred ninth stage, with Frenchman Thomas Voeckler taking the yellow jersey.
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Powell could move on after defeat

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 20:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England coach Hope Powell says she is considering quitting after the World Cup quarter-final defeat by France.
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